Casa Curutchet

sights / Architecture

Casa Curutchet information

Location
La Plata , Argentina
Address
Av 53, No 320
Telephone
+54 221 421 8032
More information
www.capbacs.com
casacurutchet@capba.org.ar
Prices
admission AR$40
Opening hours
9am-1pm Mon & Tue, 9am-5pm Wed-Fri, 1-5pm Sat
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The famed French-Swiss architect Le Corbusier only built two structures in the Americas: Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard, and Casa Curutchet. The strikingly modern house, commissioned by the Argentine surgeon Pedro Curutchet in 1948, is a prime example of Le Corbusier's five points of architecture. The house was featured in the award-winning film El hombre de al lado (The Man Next Door; 2009). Though tours are supposed to run every half-hour, it's best to email in advance.